Yamaha PSRS970 Arranger Workstation Keyboard

Yamaha PSRS970 Arranger Workstation Keyboard

The flagship model of the S-series
Powerful features for live performance

Key Points
  • 61 Touch Response Keys
  • 1510 Voices
  • 450 Styles
  • Live Controllers

Manufacturer: Yamaha
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Normally: £1,875.00
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Yamaha PSRS970 Arranger Workstation Keyboard

The flagship model of the S-series


  • 61 keys with touch response
  • 1510 voices (989 + 41 Drum/SFX + 480 XG Voices)
  • 450 styles incl. +Audio-styles
  • DJ Styles, Live Controllers and Arpeggio function
  • Real Distortion and Real Reverb, with graphical user interface
  • Audio recorder / player with enhanced functions
  • Large wide-screen colour display
  • Mic/Guitar input, on PSR-S970 with
  • Vocal Harmony 2 and Synth Vocoder
  • Enhanced expansion memory: 512 MB

The Ultimate PSR

The PSR-S970 is the flagship model of the S-series, and combines all the functionality of the other models in the range together with powerful performance features including versatile effects inherited from the legendary Tyros 5, external display capability and a programmable vocal harmony function.

  •     989 Voices, including Super Articulation Voices, Organ Flutes! Voices. 41 Drum/SFX kits, and 480 XG voices
  •     2 Live Controllers for dynamic real-time control assignable to any combination of parameters including filter, arpeggio and more
  •     450 Styles, including all-new DJ styles, and 40 Audio Styles
  •     Vocal Harmony 2 and Synth Vocoder functions
  •     Mic/Guitar input for use when singing or collaborating with other performers
  •     New Arpeggio function for instant access to a library of arpeggiated synth phrases and more
  •     Authentic Voices and Styles from around the world
  •     USB audio playback with time stretch, pitch shift, and vocal cancel functions
  •     External display capability
  •     Real Distortion and Real Reverb, with an intuitive effects interface

Powerful features for live performance

The PSR-S970 features two assignable live controllers, a modulation wheel and two assignable foot pedal inputs, ensuring that you have total control over voices, styles, effects and other functions during live performance.
Also, DJ Styles are a new live performance concept, featuring a collection of chord progressions that eliminate the need for continuous chord changes with the left hand. Now you've got both hands free to play melody lines, use the Live Controllers, or even trigger additional external audio with the Multi Pads to add a unique flair to your performance.

Real effects
The PSR-S970 features the Real Distortion and Real Reverb effects from the renowned Tyros 5, delivering authentic, natural sound unparalleled in its class. Effortlessly add and edit effects parameters via an attractive, intuitive interface that gives you the feeling of controlling conventional effects and amplifiers in real time.

VCM effects
The PSR-S970 has Yamaha's Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) technology that simulates the effects of phaser, Wah, compressors, and phasers at circuit level.

Get real with your sound
Enjoy realistic Super Articulation Voices, Organ flutes and many other sounds from the legendary Tyros series. The PSR-S970's superb sonic quality, meticulously sampled voices, and a comprehensive suite of effects will take your performances to a new level of authenticity that is sure to satisfy even the most demanding audience.

Play with the atmosphere of real sound.
Bring your performances to life with Audio Styles, featuring high quality percussion ensembles and drums, all recorded by world-class musicians in studios around the globe. Audio Styles add natural feel and warmth to any rhythm track for greater expressive potential than ever before.

Let your music take you to new places
Voice & Style Expansion Packs enable you to customize the PSR-S970 with a wide range of additional content from all over the world. When loaded into the keyboard, you can instantly access authentic new sounds, rhythms and backing in the musical style of your choice.

512 MB of additional content available with on-board expansion memory.
The PSR-S950 could only install one expansion pack at a time. Now with *Yamaha Expansion Manager version 2.3 (or later), you can create individual expansion data sets containing content from various packs and utilize the 512MB memory on board. You can even create your own voices based on your sample library.
*(available during 2015)

Powerful Synth Vocoder and Vocal Harmony function.
The PSR-S970 is equipped with a new Synth Vocoder function, which allows you to use your voice and synthesize with the PSR-S970's sound. The powerful Vocal Harmony 2 system allows you to control the pitch, level, and number of harmonies added, ensuring that your vocals are always the star of the show.

Chord Tracker
Identify the chord sequence from an audio track instantly with the Yamaha Chord Tracker app!
The Yamaha Chord Tracker app for iPhone and iPad helps practicing and performance by extracting the chord sequence of an audio song stored on your device.


Body     Colour     Metallic Dark Grey
Width     1002 mm
Height     148 mm
Depth     437 mm
Weight     Weight     11.6 kg
Control Interface
Keyboard     Number of Keys     61
Type     Organ, Initial Touch
Touch Response     Hard1, Hard2, Medium, Soft1, Soft2
Other Controllers     Pitch Bend     Yes
Modulation     Yes
Control Knobs     2 (assignable)
Display     Type     TFT Color Wide VGA LCD
Size     7 inch
Color     Color
Language     English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Panel     Language     English
Tone Generation     Tone Generating Technology     AWM Stereo Sampling
Polyphony     Number of Polyphony (Max.)     128
Preset     Number of Voices     989 Voices + 41 Drum/SFX Kits + 480 XG Voices
Featured Voices     131 S.Art!, 30 Mega Voices, 31 Sweet! Voices, 74 Cool! Voices, 89 Live! Voices, 30 Organ Flutes!
Compatibility     XG     Yes
GS     Yes (for Song playback)
GM     Yes
GM2     Yes
Expandability     Expansion Voice     Yes (approx. 512MB max.)
Part     Right 1, Right 2, Left
Types     Reverb     52 Presets + 3 User
Chorus     106 Presets + 3 User
DSP     322 Presets(with VCM) + 10 User
Master Compressor     5 Presets + 5 User
Master EQ     5 Presets + 2 User
Part EQ     27 parts
Others     Mic/Guitar effects: Noise Gate x 1, Compressor x 1, 3Band EQ x 1
Arpeggio     Yes
Vocal Harmony     Number of Presets     Vocal Harmony: 44, Synth Vocoder: 10
Number of User Settings     60 *The number is the total of Vocal Harmony and Synth Vocoder
Vocal Effect     23
Accompaniment Styles
Preset     Number of Preset Styles     450
Featured Styles     40 +Audio Styles, 366 Pro Styles, 31 Session Styles, 10 DJ Styles, 3 Free Play
Fingering     Single Finger, Fingered, Fingered On Bass, Multi Finger, AI Fingered, Full Keyboard, AI Full Keyboard
Style Control     INTRO x 3, MAIN VARIATION x 4, FILL x 4, BREAK, ENDING x 3
Other Features     Music Finder     2,500 Records
One Touch Setting (OTS)     4 for each Style
Expandability     Expansion Style     Yes
Expansion Audio Style     Yes (approx. 128MB max.)
Compatibility     Style File Format, Style File Format GE
Preset     Number of Preset Songs     5 Sample Songs
Recording     Number of Songs     Unlimited (depends on the drive capacity)
Number of Tracks     16
Data Capacity     approx. 300 KB/Song
Recording Function     Quick Recording, Multi Recording, Step Recording
Compatible Data Format     Playback     SMF (Format 0 & 1), XF
Recording     SMF (Format 0)
Registration     Number of Buttons     8
Control     Registration Sequence, Freeze
Lesson/Guide     Lesson/Guide     Follow Lights, Any Key, Karao-Key, Your Tempo
Performance Assistant Technology (PAT)     Yes
Demo/Help     Demonstration     Yes
Overall Controls     Metronome     Yes
Tempo Range     5 - 500, Tap Tempo
Transpose     -12 – 0 – +12
Tuning     414.8 – 440 – 466.8 Hz
Octave Button     Yes
Scale Type     9 types
Miscellaneous     Direct Access     Yes
Text Display Function     Yes
Wallpaper Customization     Yes
Voices     Harmony/Echo     Yes (with Arpeggio)
Panel Sustain     Yes
Mono/Poly     Yes
Voice Information     Yes
Styles     Style Creator     Yes
Style Recommender     Yes
OTS Information     Yes
Songs     Song Creator     Yes
Score Display Function     Yes
Lyrics Display Function     Yes
Multi Pads     Multi Pad Creator     Yes
Audio Recorder/Player     Recording Time (max.)     80 minutes/Song
Recording     .wav (WAV format: 44.1 kHz sample rate, 16 bit resolution, stereo)
Playback     .wav (WAV format: 44.1 kHz sample rate, 16 bit resolution, stereo), .mp3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3: 44.1/48.0 kHz sample rate, 64-320 kbps and variable bit rate, mono/streo)
Time Stretch     Yes
Pitch Shift     Yes
Vocal Cancel     Yes
Storage and Connectivity
Storage     Internal Memory     approx. 13 MB
External Drives     USB Flash Memory (via USB to DEVICE)
Connectivity     Headphones     Yes
FOOT PEDAL     1 (SUSTAIN), 2 (ARTICULATION), Function Assignable
Microphone     Microphone/Guitar x 1
AUX IN     Stereo mini jack
RGB OUT     Yes
Amplifiers and Speakers
Amplifiers     15 W x 2
Speakers     13 cm x 2 + 2.5 cm (dome) x 2
Power Supply
Power Supply     PA-300C or an equibalent recommended by Yamaha
Power Consumption     20 W
Auto Power Off Function     Yes
Included Accessories     Owner's Manual, Online Member Product Registration, Music Rest, AC Adaptor(may not be include depending on your area. Check with your Yamaha dealer.)
Multi Pads
Preset     Number of Multi Pad Banks     188 banks x 4 Pads
Audio     Audio Link     Yes

Important Note
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